Want proof that what OFA volunteers are doing is working? The senators who voted against expanding background checks are getting their poll numbers back since that vote—and they're not subtle. Check out how their approval ratings changed:
- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): Approval down four points, and disapproval up 11 points, for a net 15-point drop.
- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): net approval drop: 16 points
- Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK): net approval drop of 8 points
- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ): net approval down by an incredible 19 points
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, one of the champions of the proposal, has seen his approval rating at 48 percent, his highest ever.
Those numbers are showing these senators that there's a price to pay for turning their backs on the people who sent them to Washington. We're speaking out, and they're feeling the heat. As long as we don't let up now, there is real momentum on our side.
We'll deliver these names next week with a note for Congress: This fight is far from over.